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The Saga of the Volsungs
Author: Jesse L. Byock

ISBN: 9780141393681
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 7 November 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.0 x 1.3
'If you travel a road where evil creatures dwell, be wary. '

Legends from the Ancient North
The Elder Edda
The Saga of the Volsungs
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
The Wanderer: Elegies, Epics, Riddles

These are the great epic stories that inspired J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Conjuring up a twilight world of quests, treachery, magic, evil and fellowship, they are the most ancient narratives from Northern Europe and bring us as near as we will ever get to the origins of Tolkien's Middle Earth.

Translated by Jesse L. Byock

About the Author

Jesse L. Byock (translator) is Professor of Old Norse and Medieval Scandinavian at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he is also a member of the Institute of Archaeology.

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